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Soccer Star.


Soccer Star first appeared in 1952, under the title "Raich Carter's Soccer Star", no doubt to give the publication the same credability enjoyed by it's monthly rival carrying Charles Buchan's name.


With a good mix of news, features and results it had no serious competition until Goal and Shoot appeared in the late 1960's. However, the new publications with their greatly enhanced colour features instantly made Soccer Star look tired and dated, and the magazine ceased publication in June 1970.


Details of the front/back cover photographs where applicable (which alternate between team groups and four individual player portraits) are listed.



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June  11  Burnley/Spartak Moscow               June  18  Nice/Slovan Bratislava          

June  25  Sporting Lisbon/Feyenoord


July    2   Glenavon/Royal Antwerp        July    9   Rapid Vienna//Viking

July  30   Ajax/CSKA Sofia        


Sep  10   Sheff Wed/Chesterfield




July   1   IFK Gothenburg/Sporting Lisbon       July 15   Waterschei/Firoentina                        


Aug   5   Yugoslavia/Red Star Bratislava                




Feb   3    Chelsea/John White, Jimmy Dickenson, Paddy Hasty, Jim Dugdale

Feb  10   Brighton/Trevor Smith, Andy Smillie, Graham Moore, John Angus.

Feb  17   Luton/Johnny Haynes, Jimmy Gabriel,  Sandy Anderson,  Jantzen Derrick.


Mar    3   Huddersfield/Jimmy Bloomfield, David Layne, Norman Green, Charlie Baker

Mar  17   Bolton/Des Palmer, George Whitelaw, Arthur Rowley, Derek Dougan.

Mar  24   Newport/Pat Stanley, Trevor Foster, Andy Nelson, Jack Henderson.


June  16   Mexico/Len Ashurst, George Thomson, Derek Pace, Dennis Edwards.


July     7    Italy/Bob Hill, Dick Beattie, Ron Harris, Bill Baxter.

July   14    Hungary/Albert Franks, Bob Laverick, Reg Matthewson, John Sewell

July   28    Uruguay/Brian Edwards, Terry McDonald, Fred Bunce, Len Weare


Aug   11    Russia/Bill Hoghton, Denis Atkins, Eddie Hopkinson, Hugh Neil.

Aug   25    Middlesbrough/Peter Johnson, Ron Crisp, Bob Evans, Jack Charlton.


Sep    8     Walsall/Bert Llewelyn, Malcolm Lucas, Hugh McIlmoyle, George Francis

Sep  22     Newcastle/Barrie Betts, John Goodchild, John Hawksby, Malcolm Scott.


Oct     6     Bury/Hugh Robertson, Roy Bailey, Brian Richardson, Alan Woan.

Oct   20     Blackpool/George McLeod, Lawrie Leslie, Brian Harris, George Herd.


Nov    3     Stoke/Ron Thompson, Calvin Palmer, Bill Brown, Roy Matthews

Nov  17     Swansea/Eric Brookes, Bob Wishart, Don Campbell, Vic Crowe.


Dec    8     Millwall/Tony Macedo, Albert Harley, Jim Walsh, Dai Ward.




Dec  14  Bolton/Fulham v. Chelsea.




Sep  25    Chelsea v. Sunderland/Stylo ad.


Oct    2    Orient v. Rotherham/Gerry Baker, Jeff Smith, Derek Dougan, Andy Hill

Oct    9    Coventry v. Northampton/Stylo ad.


Nov  13   Jimmy Greaves & George Eastham/Terry Hennessey, John Evans, Willie Irvine,

Dave Pacey

Nov  20    Everton v. Fulham/George Showell, Jack Parry, Peter Knight, Jim Humes


Dec  11    Newcastle v. Derby/Clive Clark, Phil Kelly, Trevor Meredith, John Rowland

Dec  18    Terry Neill & Denis Law/Vic Mobley, Tony Knapp, Terry Branston, George Hannah.




Apr  16    George Cohen/Frank Wignall, Terry Adlington, Willie Carlin, Derek Kevan.


May   7    Liverpool, Cup Winners/Andy McEvoy, Billy Gray,  Andy Lochhead, Tommy Robson.

May  28   Jimmy Greaves & Bobby Moore/Eddie O'Hara, Jim McEwan, Mike Hellawell, Alan Spavin


July    2   Blackpool v. Stoke/Brian Usher, John Colquhoun, David Shawcross, Gordon Marsland.

July    9   Joe Baker & Graham Williams/Jack Bell, Alec Farrall, Ernie Phythian, Ken Morgans.

July  23   Martin Peters & Bobby Moore/Tom Singleton, Bill Hodgson, Ron Briggs,

Charlie McDonnell.

July  30   Terry Paine & Josef Gelei/Brian Tawse, Warwick Rimmer, Bob Brown, John Price.


Aug    6   Stanley Matthews & Port Vale apprentices/David Raine, Ian Lawson, Allan Harris, 

Fred Kemp.

Aug  20   FC Austria v. Burnley/John Goodchild, Marttin Chivers, Eddie Holliday, Ron Yeats.




Mar  18   Grimsby/Tony Hateley, John Napier, Peter Hauser, Frank McLintock


June  24   Arsenal in Istanbul/Wilf Smith, Peter Rodrigues, Bob McNab, Peter Deakin


July    1    Sheff Wed v. Sheff Utd/Tom Robson, Gerry Byrne, John Docherty,  Alec Dawson




Jan    6   Oxford/Terry Miles, Joe Pritchard, Albert Kinsey, Dave Harper.

Jan  13   Southend/Derek Dougan, Ian Moir, Jimmy Blain, Brian Lewis.

Jan  27   Millwall/Eddie Gray, Bob Graham, George Armstrong, Ray Bloomfield


Feb   3    Rotherham/Brian Miller, Walter Joyce, Jim Collins, John Vincent.

Feb  10   West Ham/Dave Lennard, Tony Allen, Alan Suddick, Steve Earle

Feb  24   Gillingham/Mike England, Hugh McIlmoyle, Ian St. John, Jim McCalliog.


Mar   3    Berwick/Jim Langley, Doug Fraser, Jeff Astle, Mark Lazarus.

Mar  10   Middlesbrough/Dave Walker, Alex Elder, Dennis Viollet, Lew Chatterley

Mar  17   Preston/Bruce Rioch, Terry Venables, Nick Atthey, Ernie Machin

Mar  24   Wolves/Ron Phillips, Ian Buxton, Alan Ross, Oliver Conmy.

Mar  31   BournemouthGerry Bridgewood, Bob McKinlay, Barry Lines, Neil Young.


Apr     7   Hartlepools/Bob Brown, Peter Garbutt, Dick Rooks, Cecil Irwin.

Apr   14   Exeter/Dennis Hollywood, Alan Ball, Gerry Young, Chris Rabjohn.

Apr   21   Watford/Reg Matthewson, Colin Harrington, Alec Briggs/John Sleeuwenhoek.

Apr   28   Darlington/Tony Book, Keith Peacock, Charlie Cooper, Ray Whittaker.


May    5   Torquay/Ron Davies, Geoff Gould, Bobby Willimason, Tony Read.

May  12   Sheff Wed/Bernard Shaw, Alan Skirton, Tony Millington, Mike Bernard.


June 23 John Barnwell & Jimmy Greaves/Bob Woodruff, Bill Williams, Richie Norman, Bob Wilson.

June  30  John Sewell & David Woodfield/Southport.


July    7   Peter Lorimer & Eddie McCreadie/Brian Taylor, Eric Skeels, Nobby Lawton, Colin Bell.

July   21  Ian Collard & Neil Martin/Ron Atkinson, Tony Godfrey, Joe Jacques, John Barton.

July   28  Mick Jones & Jon Sleeuwenhoek/Celtic


Aug    4   Stan Mortensen, Jimmy Armfield & Ray Charnley/John Quigley, Gordon Neilson,

John Mitten, Bob Baxter.


Sep 15   Ron Yeats/Soccer Films ad.

Sep 29   Steve Earle & John Charles/World Soccer ad.


Nov  10   George Eastham/Sheff Utd.




Jan  12   Jimmy Greenhoff, Mike O'Grady, Eddie Gray/World Soccer ad


May 17   (F) - Wembley '67/Tony Hateley


Nov 30   Alan Ball/Birmingham




Feb   7   Jeff Astle & Brian Labone/Scunthorpe (includes a young Joe Keegan !)

Feb  21  Eddie McCreadie & Alan Spavin/Bradford City


May 30  Keith Weller/John McGrath.



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